Melissa Hurtado

Melissa Hurtado (born March 6, 1988) is an American politician serving in the California State Senate. A Democrat, she represents the 14th Senate District, which encompasses parts of the southern Central Valley, including most of the majority-Latino portions of Fresno and Bakersfield. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, she was a Sanger City Councilmember.

Melissa Hurtado
Member of the California State Senate
from the 14th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2018
Preceded byAndy Vidak
Sanger City Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1988-03-06) March 6, 1988 (age 32)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceSanger, California
Alma materCalifornia State University, Sacramento
ProfessionHealth advocate

Hurtado was first elected to the State Senate in November 2018, defeating incumbent Republican Andy Vidak.

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